Already more than 300 years ago, the "Gasthof Hirschen" has been mentioned for the first time. Today it is located in the heart of the pedestrian zone of the old town. When you attend to the old wood door and climb the stairs to the reception, the centuries-old wall - with original wood beams - turns you back into long forgotten times. You can feel the history in many corners of our house. Grown together from originally three different houses, individual rooms with the special charm of a historical old-town house await you today.
27 cozy non smoking rooms, each of them with small private bathroom with shower and toilet, are available in three different categories.

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5 single rooms
14 "Grandlit" rooms with queen size bed (140' beds) for single or double-occupation
8 Twin/2-Bed rooms

Our breakfast buffet with local products is included in the room rate and is offered as of 6.30 until 11am. Also you will find free Wi-Fi access in the public areas of our hotel.

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  • Single room from CHF 165.00
  • Single room "queen size" from CHF 180.00
  • Double room "queen size" from CHF 200.00
  • Twin room from CHF 235.00
  • additional cost: City Tax CHF 2.50 per person per night


All rooms with:

  • Shower/toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • LCD-TV



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The reception is attended 24 hours.

We accept the following cards : VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, POSTCARD

The new tenant: Hanspeter Graf

In July 2002, Hanspeter Graf, former tenant and host of the Falkenschloss, took over as the new tenant of the Hirschen Hotel and wine cave. Joining him are his wife Waltraud and daughter Melanie Graf. The restaurant "Mexicano" though is managed by Toni Navarro (restaurant Turm). The fully renovated Hirschen Hotel has 27 double and single rooms, all with shower/toilet, TV, phone, fax and internet connection und offers a nice breakfast room with morning sun where a rich buffet is open daily from 6.30am to 11am. For lunch this room can be booked for private and business meetings including consumption. The reception on the first floor, entry of theHirschenplatz is manned 24 hours. The arched cellar of the 17. century could be put back into its original state after it has been filled up with installations in the previous decades. In this cellar, Hanspeter Graf opened a wine cave that can be reached by the internal lift or by the Hirschengasse. The first steps lead over a glass covered draw well that dates back to the 14./15. century. The legendary wine cellar is opened daily from 4.30pm and invites to aperitif or to a glass of wine, with or without food. This room can be booked for private or business functions outside the opening hours as well.
For more information:

Family Graf, Hotel Hirschen, Niederdorfstrasse 13, 8001 Zürich, tel. 043 268 33 33, fax 043 268 33 34,

For historical and architectural questions:
Jürg Hanser, department for urban development, preservation of historic buildings and monuments and archaeology, Amtshaus IV, Lindenhofstrasse 19, 8021 Zürich, tel. 01 216 40 81 or
Hermann Obrist, IG-archeology, Giesshübelstrasse 62i, 8045 Zürich, tel. 01 454 40 20

Historische Weinschenke

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in einen spätmittelalterlichen Raum, den man über einen verglasten Sodbrunnen von 1340 betritt, der noch heute von Grund­wasser gespiesen wird und funktioniert. Dieser sakral anmutende Gewölbekeller


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